The Heritage Farmstead Museum, set on four acres of sprawling green space in Plano, Texas, is a delight to discover. Come explore one of Dallas/Fort Worth’s most beautiful museum experiences with activities, exhibits, and a celebrated animal farm. There’s something for everyone in this 40,000-square-foot museum, making it a great destination for family days out. First, there are the farm animals. Adults and children alike will enjoy meeting and petting the namesake animals at the farm. Greet the heritage animals, including goats, chickens, miniature horses, cows, sheep, and pigs. Learn about their unique traits, such as the miniature horses’ genetic connection to a breed from the 16th century. Each of the animals has a unique background story and friendly personality. Learn more here.
Next, check out the historic buildings, which are a treasure trove of Texas history. Not only do these buildings tell stories of early settlers in the North Texas area, but they have been carefully restored and maintained by the staff. The Farmhouse of Charles and Jane Travers, who first lived on the property in 1904, offers a glimpse into the lives of a turn-of-the-century farming family. Along with the original furnishings, visitors can relive the Travers family story complete with a duck-filled duck pond and chicken coop. Inside the poultry house, take a peek at the breeds of hens, geese, and an upright piano that Charles Travers once owned. Another part of the Historical Buildings Tour is the Herd Barn, which housed the dairy cows in 1931. Now it is filled with artifacts and replicas related to the history of the local farming industry, including antique farming tools, horse-drawn wagons, and a 19th-century loom. Step outside the Herd Barn and hop on the Mule-Drawn Buggy Ride to explore many other historic buildings and features on the farmstead property. Learn more about A Fun Day at Crayola Experience Plano: A Visit You Won’t Forget.